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Google kills off Nest Secure, after over three years on the market

Google owns Nest and has done for a number of years now and while it seems the Nest brand is now being used more and more for Google’s home efforts, with Nest WiFi and Nest Audio products popping up, Google is killing off one product which hasn’t really been spoken about much since it launched in 2017. Nest Secure was the company’s first foray into security for the home, launched […]

Google Pixel 2 will be getting its last update later this year

The Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2XL were introduced at the end of 2017 and just last month, both phones received an update for Android 11 and this week they also had a new security update but come December this year they’ll be one last update and that’s it for these devices, after that they’ll be considered end of life and will have no more bug fix updates or security […]

Google’s Chromecast finally comes with a remote!

Many have heard of the original Google Chromecast – the cheap, yet capable dongle that turns a dumb tv into a smart tv. The new Chromecast can do the same things as the old one, but it now offers an Android based operating system and now, a dedicated remote. The remote has the typical navigation buttons you would find on other devices, as well as dedicated launcher buttons for Netflix […]

YouTube on Apple TV is rolling out support for 4K

With tvOS 14 Apple finally opted to support Google’s own VP9 codec for UHD 4K content, as well as on iOS too. tvOS launched a few weeks ago and starting late last week, the official YouTube app on Apple TV was updated to support 4K videos. Previously the max was 1080p on the Apple TV and now users will have access to 1440p and 2160p (4K) videos on YouTube. tvOS […]

Gmail app can now be used as the default mail app on iOS 14

With iOS 14, which Apple released to the public last week on Tuesday, users can now choose to change some default apps such as email and the web browser, Google has now updated its Gmail app for iOS 14 to support this so users can now change their default mail app to be the Gmail app. Google has also updated Chrome for iOS 14, so that can be the default […]

Apple Music on Android has had 10 million downloads so far

Apple surprised a lot of people last year when it announced that Apple Music would be coming to the Android platform. The Android version was release to Google Play in November 2015, now approaching the one year mark when the app was released iDownloadBlog have uncovered from Google Play meta data how many times the app has been downloaded. According to Google Play, Apple Music for Android has been downloaded around 10 […]

A lot of new ‪iPhone‬ users are Android switchers

Kantar Worldpanel ComTech has released some new data which suggests that users switching from Android have helped fuel the recent growth for iPhone in Europe. Kantar has tracked the growth in Great Britain, Germany, France, Italy and Spain has had significant growth. iOS grew 1.8 percent from last year to 20.3% overall market share this year. What is interesting is that nearly a third of new iPhone users are switchers […]

Latest Android Wear update makes it more like Apple Watch

Launched before the Apple Watch, Android Wear wasn’t adopted at the rate as the latest offering from Cupertino, but this week Google has released and update for the platform which brings Android Wear closer to the Apple Watch. A number of changes are brought with the update such as WiFi support, new hand gestures and something which sounds familiar to Apple’s Digital Touch; hand-drawn emoji. The hand-drawn emoji feature came […]

Google‬’s New Years Eve shows top topics of 2014

Google’s doodle for today, New Year’s Eve showcases the top topics from this year, such as Flappy Bird and the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. As usual, clicking on the Google doodle leads you to the page relating to what the doodle is about. This time it goes to the Google Trends website which shows the most trending topics of this year. Also for tomorrow, a very similar looking doodle is […]

‪Android‬ Lollipop now available for 2014 Moto X

The latest version of Android, Lollipop is making the rounds, slowly. But now it is out for the second generation 2014 Moto X is a over-the-air download. Motorola’s smartphones gains the iconic Material Designed icons and layout along with the buttery smooth animations. An iOS like notification layout on the lock screen is added, but it has the ability to rank them based on who sent them Aside from the great […]